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#92- Creativity and Connection w/ Misbah Haque

Today’s episode is a crosscast of a recent WCA Podcast episode. Misbah Haque is the man behind The Airborne Mind Show, a podcast that broadcasts conversations with thought leaders in the fitness industry. He is also a coach at Revival Strength, an OPEX Gym here in San Rafael where he works with clients from around the world, helping them achieve their health and fitness goals. Misbah uses his coaching as a creative outlet, along with other creative expressions in fitness, movement, and most recently- standup comedy.

In this Episode we sat down with Misbah to talk about the start of The Airborne Mind, and where he plans to take it. We also talk about Misbah’s newest venture into standup comedy, and how else he enjoys expressing creativity.

You can find Misbah here:

www.theairbornemind.com

@airbornemind

You can listen to the WCA Podcast here:

iTunes

https://thewestcoastadvantage.libsyn.com

Gabriel Yanez: @_gabeyanez

Arielle Bloom:  @ariesunshiinee

#91- Hormonal Health w/ Laurie King

Today I’m joined by Laurie King. I’ve been following Laurie for quite some time so I was really excited to get into this episode. Laurie is a nutrition coach who decided to pursue a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics after her own battles with an eating disorder and an under-active thyroid. Laurie decided to pursue this degree not only to remedy her own issues with eating but to put herself in the position to be able to ensure that others would never be in her position with her relationship with food. Laurie focuses on how to eat in a way that supports overall health and a balance of hormones without the need for medication. This was a conversation that I was constantly learning throughout and one that I really enjoyed. In today’s episode we talk about how Laurie got started in nutrition coaching, hormonal health, how imbalances come about, high intensity training and hormonal health, the symptoms of hormone imbalance, and much more.  Read More

#90- Higher Order Thinking w/ Michael Bann

Today we’re joined by Michael Bann. Michael has been the head coach at OPEX Fitness (formerly Optimum Performance Training) since 2014 as well as the expert consultant for The American Center for Natural Medicine, a functional medicine clinic.  Before coming to OPEX Michael had been a personal trainer and boot camp instructor, the head strength coach for a law enforcement academy, and an instructor for a strength and conditioning course at Northern Arizona University.  He eventually transferred to Arizona State University to study Kinesiology. While studying, he taught anatomy and physiology cadaver labs.  Currently Michael is finishing a graduate degree in kinesiology which he will finish in 2018. Throughout the years he’s traveled around the world seeking deeper understanding of the human body.  Aside from his academic education, he’s a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner.  He has completed courses ranging from FMS as well as SFMA, to PRI, DNS, CFSC, Precision Nutrition, an Altis apprenticeship, as well as completed all of EXOS’s performance mentorship courses. I relayed enjoyed hearing Michael’s passion for sharing his knowledge and learning and this was a conversation I really enjoyed. In today’s episode we talked about how you can take your fitness to the next level using higher order thinking, emotional and mental health, feeling stuck, chronic pain, creative processes, the ins and outs of the human body, and much more.

Show notes

  • (12:30)-What led you down the rabbit hole of investigating the nervous system?
  • (16:45)- the human body is systems and systems of systems
  • (20:11)- Optimizing systems
  • (21:35)- you can’t biohack your way to success
  • (23:25)- Not an overnight process
  • (24:01)- Chronic pain tends to manifest itself in areas of the body related to  emotional pain
  • (30:58)- If you don’t believe you can get better, how are you going to get better
  • (34:10)- building client programs
  • (39:05)- using videos to teach
  • (43:05)- thriving in chaos
  • (52:17)- If I’m going to have lots of money, I want to be surrounded by people that are better than me
  • (58:20)- you can give 2-3 books to ever person in the world, what are they?
  • (1:00:27)- Time when you jumped off a cliff and your parachute didn’t open
  • (1:04:00)- You can’t standardize knowledge
  • (1:04:45)- There’s always hope for you to get better

Resources we may have talked about

  • Facing codependence by Pia Mellody
  • Your Journey to Success by Kenny Wise
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
  • The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

How you can connect with Michael

Instagram:@coach_michael_bann

Facebook Professional: Coach Michael Bann 

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

#89 – Inside the Mind w/ Mike Burgener

Today I’m joined by the legendary olympic weightlifting coach, Mike Burgener, also known as Coach B. Coach B is a Level 5 Senior International Weightlifting coach and now retired head coach for CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Staff.  He is a graduate of Notre Dame, where he played football, and obtained his MS degree from the University of Kentucky.  He was also a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and a very successful athlete both in football and in weightlifting. This is a conversation I’ve looked forward to for awhile and I really enjoyed getting to chat with Mike about who he is outside the gym. In today’s episode we dig into the inception of Mike’s Gym, Geezer weightlifting, the development of a community, the evolution of weightlifting, and much more.

Show notes

  • 4:22- The inception of Mike’s gym
  • 7:27- Why not expand the gym?
  • 10:17- Geezer weightlifting and open lifting time
  • 13:48- Community development
  • 16:15- What drew you to playing these different sports?
  • 19:42- The evolution from athlete to coach
  • 22:49- A key piece to success: education
  • 26:10- Mentors
  • 28:42- Always being open minded and still learning; light bulb moments
  • 32:36- Respect the intensity and passion others have for their craft
  • 33:44- The evolution of weightlifting and the sport
  • 38:48- Where’s the sweet spot in a training cycle?
  • 42:25- What could weightlifting look like in 10, 20, 30 years?
  • 47:27- 10 point scoring system
  • 48:08- managing the silence
  • 52:48- visualization techniques
  • 57:31- how do you view how you’ve set up your life now
  • 1:02:00- How does it feel to have your kids pursuing weightlifting in some way shape or form?
  • 1:06:30- Was there ever a time when you felt as though your back was against the wall and the only way to go was forward?
  • 1:13:31- Learn more about Mike

Resources we may have talked about

How you can connect with Mike

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

#88-Fundamentals of Animal/Kettlebell Flow w/ Eric and Francheska

Today I’m joined by two guests, Eric Leija and Francheska Martinez. Eric is an Annit Academy Senior Kettlebell Coach, coach ate the Onnit Gym in Austin, Texas, and specialist in all things related to kettlebell flow. Francheska is an animal flow instructor and master, Onnit kettlebell specialist, Onnit Mace specialist , stretch therapist, coach, and bodyweight movement expert. I’ve always found the kettlebell to be such a valuable, versatile piece of equipment, and getting to explore the creativity of movement with it is something I’ve enjoyed. Today we discuss the many ways we can explore movement in a gym beyond barbells, animal and kettlebell flows, the art, style, and grace of movement, what a flow might look like, how to spot a practice, and much more.

Show notes:

  • (4:04)- Exploring movement beyond barbells in the gym
  • (5:46)- Doing more with less
  • (7:34)- Kettlebells vs other discipline
  • (11:51)- Flowing/ dancing
  • (15:47)- Making heavyweight look light/ being graceful
  • (18:28)- What does a flow look like
  • (23:15)- Explore your body in movement patterns
  • (26:59)-Contralateral movement patterns
  • (28:57)- Who does animal and kettlebell flow attract?
  • (36:25)- Adopting a practice
  • (40:35)- Grace on the floor
  • (42:58)- Simple flow workout
  • (45:50)- Buying time
  • (47:58)- Graceful movement/ Ido
  • (50:50)- lateral ape, jump squat, side kick through
  • (54:24)- If you could give 1-3 pieces of content to the world, who would they be?
  • (58:08)- Story similar to taking a leap off a cliff before you knew what the landing would be
  • (1:02:44)- What is something you don’t get asked about enough?
  • (1:05:30)- Kettlebell course

Resources we may have talked about

How you can connect with Eric & Francheska

This episode is brought to you by Revive-Rx. Their supplements help me stay fueled and help me live the motto of #lookgoodmovewell. I personally am a huge fan of the Recover Strawberry, which I use immediately after my training sessions. Use the code “miz10” to get 10% off your purchase.

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to theairbornemind.com/readinglist. You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on iTunes and lemme know what you think. It would really help me out so I can continue creating awesome stuff for you.

And remember the greatest compliment you can give is by sharing this with someone else who might enjoy it or somewhere on the web. Once again thank you for being a listener and supporting the show. Until next time.

#87 – Inside The Mind w/ Noah Kagan

Today we're joined by Noah Kagan, who is the Chief Sumo at Sumo, AppSumo, and KingSumo, where he helps entrepreneurs becomes more successful. He was the 30th employee at Facebook, number 4 at Mint, and also worked at Intel. Noah works to help people be armed with the tools to create systems in online businesses and market themselves more effectively. In today's episode, we talk about maximizing your unique abilities, effectively using time, why Noah values coaching, and so much more. Read More

#86 – Feeling Is Both An Art and A Skill w/ Carl Paoli

Today I'm joined by Carl Paoli, who has achieved high level success as a gymnast, coached thousands of athletes through GymnasticsWod and his Freestyle Connection seminars, and serves as a Global Ambassador and investor in Strike Movement. I really appreciate the lens that Carl views movement through -- but more importantly, his approach to being a human. We talk about breakdancing, expression, money, art, purpose, and so much more.

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#85 – Connection: The Elephant that Comes Between Us and How To Use It w/ Dr. Megan Kaden

Today's episode is a crosscast from The Unfiltered Human, A Podcast: A show about everything and nothing. Humans are unique, yet similar. Relationships are complex, yet simple. We break it down. Why is it hard to connect on some days yet effortless on other days? Miz and Meg discuss the many possible causes of discrepancies in our connections from day to day. They hypothesize about the underpinnings of the ups and downs of the skill of connection and offer ideas about how to use the elephant in the room to increase feelings of connection with others.  The action item may pave the way towards more consistent, authentic connections. Read More

#84 – Mindset, Business Breakthroughs, and Emotional Deposits w/ Aaron Hinde

There's power in learning from your mistakes to improve future performance. In today's episode, we're joined by Aaron Hinde, Co-Founder and President of the amazing LifeAid brand. From humble beginnings to having the official recovery drink of the 2017 CrossFit Games in his portfolio, Hinde  joins me as we discuss the powerful impact of learning from the past and discovering unique abilities.

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#83 – Bringing Joy To The World Through The Barbell w/ Travis Mash

Powerlifting World Champion and Olympic Weightlifting coach, Travis Mash, joins us today to talk about some of the learnings he's had since episode #3. He’s been coaching athletes for over 21 years from all walks of life. He’s worked with NFL players, Olympic Weightlifters, Powerlifters, and athletes across many other disciplines. Travis is known for shifting paradigms and doing big things to grow the sport of Weightlifting that we love so much. We talk about youth/teen development, what conversations with athletes might look like outside of programming, bar speed, overtraining, business, and so much more.

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